Discover the magic of Florence in a single day on our Florence and Uffizi Gallery walking tour, visiting all of the famous sites and skipping the long lines. HIGHLIGHTS:
* Skip the long lines into the Uffizi and Accademia galleries
* Visit the city’s most important landmarks
* Have lunch in the heart of Florence where you want
Your morning begins with skip the line access to the Accademia Gallery where you have the unique opportunity to marvel at Michelangelo’s statue of the Slaves and his magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece, the David. Then, enjoy a comprehensive walking tour visiting the most famous sites of the city centre including the Duomo both inside and outside, ‘Il Porcellino’, the leather market and the romantic Ponte Vecchio.
We take a break for lunch – ask your guide for the best lunch spots – with plenty of time for you to eat and rest before the second part of our tour starts.
In the afternoon we begin at the Uffizi Gallery where you have the chance to behold in person the immediately recognizable works of Botticelli – ‘Birth of Venus’ and ‘Primavera’. The Uffizi contains signature works of the Italian masters, including Michelangelo & DaVinci. Listen as your expert guide recounts fascinating stories about the lives of the artists, celebrated architects, and wealthy patrons that contributed to the Gallery. This very special visit concludes atop the Gallery with a lovely view of the city centre from the rooftop terrace.
If you take the tour on Sunday, as every state-run museum is free on this day we do not have skip the line access to the Accademia Gallery. Instead, we offer an extended walking tour of the city, including Mercato di San Lorenzo, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace (from outside), and the characteristic and typical area of Santo Spirito. Discover the magic of Florence in a single day on our Florence and Uffizi Gallery walking tour, visiting all of the famous sites and skipping the long lines. Your morning begins with skip the line access to the Accademia Gallery where you have the unique opportunity to marvel at Michelangelo’s statue of the Slaves and his magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece, the David. Meeting/pick-up point: Morning tour: Your guide will meet you at San Marco square, Piazza San Marco, in front of the monument to Manfredo Fanti, right in the middle of the square.
Afternoon tour: Your guide will meet you near the Uffizi gallery, at the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi nearest the Arno River, at of the bust of Galileo Galilei, at 1:30pm and 4:30pm.
Duration: Seven hours (2 hour morning tour + 2 hour break + 3 hour afternoon tour).
Start/opening time: Morning tour at 9am. Afternoon tour at 2:30pm.
End/closing time: At 4:45pm approx.
Others: Please note that on Sundays and during religious festivities visits inside the Duomo may be restricted in which case a detailed tour will be given from outside. We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our tours. We are also unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our tours.Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large handbags, bags, or rucksacks on your tour. The Uffizi Gallery specifically prohibits large bags and you may not be permitted entry should you bring one.